Need a Makeover? Welcome Winter With 3 Dazzling Hair Color Ideas
Maybe you finally experimented with sombré this summer, or perhaps your balayage is totally grown out. Either way, it’s about time you updated your hair color for winter — STAT.
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Luckily, you don’t have to give yourself a total color overhaul to consider yourself on-trend: This winter, opt for a subtle update with babylights around the face if you’re a brunette, or warm up your blonde to something a little less beachy.
We spoke with Redken Celebrity Colorist Tracey Cunningham, who works with celebs like Jamie King, Khloe Kardashian and Isla Fisher, to find out what the top trends for the next few months would be.
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You’ll want to bookmark this for your next appointment: See three new gorgeous hair color ideas for winter — plus the inspiration photos you’ll want to show your colorist — ahead:
Sure, you can let your roots show and enjoy some low-maintenance highlights for summer, but "I love an all-over creamy blonde for winter," says Cunningham, who called Charlize Theron’s single-process shade perfect for cooler weather, as is fellow Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence's. "It’s sophisticated and more put-together than a summery beach blonde."
"Babylights around the face help to warm up the skin tone when you lose the summer glow are universally flattering," says Cunningham, who loves a subtle lowlight on brunettes for the winter. "The placement and tone of the color makes her hair feel warm and seductive, not beachy."
Warm, Copper Red
"Bryce Dallas Howard does my perfect fall red; it’s so warm and rich," says Cunningham, who recommends you err on the side of chestnut for a more subdued red.